Past News Articles

  • January 31, 2023

    Panel: “Visual Arts in and on Afghanistan: political violence, war and the question on futurity” Friday, Feb. 10 | 11:30-1:30 PM East Duke Parlors Duke University - Register online This panel brings together artists and researchers and queries how to envision futurity in the face of continuous political violence and war [...]

  • January 31, 2023

    Lecture "Mercenary Soldiers in the Achaemenid World” Wednesday, February 8 | 6:45-8:30 PM Duke University Join online: https://duke.zoom.us/j/96155107120 Professor John W.I.  Lee’s field of expertise is in ancient Greece and West Asia, especially the Archaic-Classical Greek world and its relations with the Achaemenid Persian Empire. He is interested in the [...]

  • January 30, 2023

    Lecture: “Alternative Music in the Arab World” Wednesday, February 1 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM Duke University - RSVP Online   Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a virtual lecture series. This week, Duke student Vishal Jammulapati will present a field report on alternative music in the Arab world, focusing on [...]

  • January 27, 2023

    "American Jews’ Attitudes Towards Israel" Sunday, February 19 | 3:00-4:30 PM Online only  - RSVP here All are welcome to this online conversation featuring: Rabbi Fred Guttman, Rabbi Jonathan Gerard, Stanley Robboy, Jann Handle, and Robert Gutman. Sponsored by Voices For Israel North Carolina and Hadassah Chapel Hill-Durham.

  • January 25, 2023

    Lecture “Water and Energy in Arab-Israeli Relations with Dr. David Katz” Monday, February 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM  UNC Hillel, 210 West Cameron Ave Basic natural resources such as water and energy have played a critical role in both the Arab-Israeli conflict, and more recently in the warming of Arab-Israeli relations. [...]

  • January 20, 2023

    Conversation: “The Intersection of Research and Policy” Friday, January 27 | 3:00-4:00 PM FedEx Global Center, 1009 UNC - Chapel Hill The Carolina Asia Center is proud to host Amb. Piper Campbell (former US ambassador to Mongolia and now Hurst Senior Professional Lecturer in the School of International Service at [...]

  • January 20, 2023

    Graduate & Research Colloquium Friday, February 17 | 12:00-3:00 PM FedEx Global Center, 4003 (4rth floor) In this colloquium, graduate students and faculty specializing in Middle East and Islamic Studies will workshop their in-progress research. The primary goal of the colloquium will be building bridges between graduate students and faculty [...]

  • January 18, 2023

    Lecture "Mizrahim and Zionism 1893-1959: A History in Three Keys” Tuesday, February 7 | 5:30-7:00 PM Hyde Hall, University Room UNC-Chapel Hill As the recent elections in Israel showed us again, the encounter between European and Middle Eastern (Mizrahi) Jewries in the modern Jewish state has always been tense and [...]

  • January 18, 2023

    Monday, February 6 | 12:00-2:00 PM  East Duke Parlors  Duke University  Duke is delighted to welcome back Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Faculty Planning and Professor of History at New York University for this lunch seminar. Zvi Ben-Dor Benite received his Ph.D. in history from UCLA [...]

  • January 17, 2023

    Lecture: “The Moral Dilemmas of Being Rich, Powerful, and Uzbek Today” Thursday, March 9 | 5:30-6:30pm UNC-Chapel Hill Morgan Liu is the Chair of the Department of Near Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. In his work as a cultural anthropologist, Liu focuses on Muslims [...]

  • January 17, 2023

      Conversation: “How I Write with Abbas Benmamoun” Friday, January 27 | 12:00-1:00 PM Rubenstein Library, Carpenter Conference Room 249 Duke University Abbas Benmamoun is the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Linguistics. His research focuses on the comparative syntax and morphology [...]

  • January 17, 2023

    Mohsin Taasha, from the "Identity” series, 2016, rapido pen on currency and paper, 10x13 inches, Kabul, Afghanistan Lecture: “Visual Arts in the War Mode of Neoliberal Capitalism in Afghanistan” Monday, March 20th 5:30 - 6:30pm FedEx Global Education Center 1005 UNC Chapel Hill   Dr Paniz Musawi Natanzi [...]